We have had an incredible first week, as you know, and a way less exciting second week, as you may have seen.Everybody was hoping that today will be the restart of the Tour but very bad weather conditions got into it and delayed the show...until Sunday now.
This stage was supposed to be a strategic stage for riders within 4 to 5 minutes of the yellow jersey but it ended up in a status quo. The only one guy who took advantage of this stage was Pelizotti who simply secured his polka-dot jersey.
So the next exciting day will be Sunday and I cant wait till that evening and see how the ratings will be.
Im actually thinking that we should take this second week out of the Tour. Honestly, its pointless and it only incites riders to take vitamins to be on top of their games for the third and last week.
Honestly when you have a Tour with Astana and Columbia, you dont need this second week. Astana is ruling the peloton and only working to secure Contadors win. And on the other side, when it gets flat, Columbia is totally ruling these stages, so it doesnt leave much room to the other teams...unless you have stages like today...but the weather didnt see it that way today.
Tomorrow will be a classic sprint day for our legend Cavendish, so dont wake up too early, there wont be much to watch until the last few minutes. I shouldnt say so but its so true. I only wish I will be totally wrong tomorrow.
Stay tuned as the fun is just around the corner,
Ronan Pensec participated eight times in the Tour de France and wore the yellow jersey in 1990 while racing for Greg Lemond's Z team. He now operates Ronan Pensec Travel, an official Tour de France operator hosting VIP cycling tours for recreational cycling enthusiasts.